The last ten days have been some of the hardest in my life. I don’t often share my personal life with the public and prefer to keep it at a distance. However, when all is said and done, what is the point of not talking about my thoughts, other than the fact that no one will hear?
Less than a week ago, I could have lost someone who means the world to me. A person that has been a critical part of my life since the day I was born. This person, who I will not mention at the moment… I have spoken with nearly every day for the last ten years, despite the fact we are nearly 1000 miles from each other.
~ Abraham Lincoln[/box]
One day… Everyday, to make a choice. A choice to talk to those we love, those that mean the most to us, those that if they were gone tomorrow, we just might have a few things we still want to tell them.
I know that if I lost this person, that I will have known they loved me and that they know I loved them. Are there others that don’t fit statement in my life? Absolutely. Can you say the same? What would happen if you lost your spouse, partner, best friend, brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent or child? Can you say that you have let them know how you feel or told them everything you’d want them to know?
Our life is so incredibly short and can end with a whimper or a bang, but either way you never know when it’s your time. Not really anyway. So I am asking you… Please take the time to talk to those that matter most in your life. Take a few minutes everyday to tell them how much they mean to you. Because as morbid as it sounds, everyday is one less day you’ll have to tell them, and you never know if today is that last day. We all need to learn to appreciate this moment, right now, this day that you are still able to reach-out and tell them “I love you”.